Hyundai Santa Fe Road Test

Hyundai Santa Fe
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Hyundai Santa Fe Review

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Hyundai have paid attention to past criticism 'of low rent cars' and no longer can this be considered the case.

Build Quality

Hyundai have paid attention to past criticism 'of low rent cars' and no longer can this be considered the case. As we have said before we don’t like some of the interior trim but nothing is really off putting. We could not find fault with anything else - panel fit was good and nothing rattled or fell off - so pretty much top marks.

Value For Money

The new Hyundai Santa Fe is more expensive than the outgoing model but then it is a more complete SUV, being far more refined. The problem is that the model we tested (2.2 CRTD DX+ AUTO 7 seat) is £27,030 on the road which is very close to a base Land Rover Discovery at £27,215 (5 seat), I know who would be the winner if it was my money.

The Hyundai does come with a market leading transferable full five year warranty, although we would doubt that you would need to call on that too often as Hyundai has a good reputation for reliability.

Chris Smith, Cars Editor of Glass’s Guide said:  'Far from offering second-rate residuals, Hyundai has some class-leading values thanks to strong reliability records, increasing brand reputation and its unique five year warranty; and this is especially true in the SUV segment'.

Conclusion

The new Santa Fe has taken Hyundai another step up the ladder in terms of build quality and credibility.

We have great admiration for Hyundai and the Santa Fe, it deserves careful examination as it offers an extractive package, especially when powered by their excellent diesel engine.

16 May 2007 Melanie Carter
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Hyundai Santa Fe Road Test Data
Model ReviewedHyundai Santa Fe 2.2 CRDT CDX+ 7 Seat
  
Body TypeSUV
ColourBlack Pearl
  
Performance (manufacturers data) 
  
0 - 62 mph12.6 Seconds
Top Speed 110 mph
  
Transmission5-Speed Automatic
  
Fuel TypeDiesel
  
CO2 Emissions (NEDC Figures) g/km
  
Economy (NEDC Figures) 
  
Urban26.4 mpg
Extra Urban42.2 mpg
Combined34.4 mpg
  
Insurance Group14
Euro NCAP Rating4
Warranty5-Year Unlimited Mileage Warranty
Price (when tested on the 16/05/07)£27,377

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